Jason Del Rey

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Retail Tech Startup Swirl Raises $8 Million Round Led by Hearst Ventures

Hearst Ventures is leading an $8 million investment in Swirl, a commerce-focused startup that helps brick-and-mortar retailers target offers to shoppers on their mobile phones. Swirl previously raised a $6 million round last summer from SoftBank Capital, General Catalyst and Longworth Venture Partners.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus